FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

GEHU 209 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
History of Civilizations I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 209
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The basic purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the basic evolutionary developments in the History of Western Civiliziaitons and to enable them to analyze these developments, through a comparative perspective, in the economic, sociopolitical, cultural and scientific field for understanding the dynamics of the modern world.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to explain the basic terms, conceptions and definitions peculiar to the discipline of history.
  • will be able to define and explain the first socio-economic, cultural, religious and political formations and structures in the history of mankind by the way of exemplification.
  • will be able to evaluate the important historical facts and devolopments in the framework of causality and in a comparative perspective.
  • will be able to synthesize the data which they obtain directly and objectively from the historical sources.
  • will be able to criticise the dynamics of the modern world by taking their first instances into consideration.
  • will be able to express their thoughts and knowledge written and orally.
Course Description the content of the course starts with the Prehistoric Ages and deals with the first civilizations, Ancient Greek and Roman cultural and political developments, the Byzantine Empire and the basic important developments in Europe during the Medieval Age.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to History of Civilizaiton: Discussion on Basic Historical concepts and terms
2 Human Evolution From Homo Habilis to Modern Man;Transition From Food Gathering into Food Producing: The First Examples of Sedentarization and Its Socio-Economic Reflections Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
3 Transitional Process to Urbanization with its Economic, Socio-Cultural and Political Dimensions (Mesopotamia) Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
4 Midterm Exam
5 Basic Aspects of Religion in Antiquity: Egyptian Polytheism and Hebrew Henothesim Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
6 Ancient Greek World: Political Evolution From Monarch to Democracy; Athens Versus Sparta Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
7 Mythology, Religion and Philosophy in Ancient Greece Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
8 Alexander the Great and Hellenistic Cosmopolitanism Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
9 Midterm Exam
10 Rome in Antiquity: From Rebublic to Empire Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
11 Rome in Antiquity: Culture, Society and Law Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
12 Emergence and Triumph of Christianity Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
13 Eastern Rome and the West Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
14 Byzantine Empire with its Social, Economic and Political Institutions Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
15 Shaping of the Christian West Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
16 Final exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

the related chapters of the books mentioned

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
30
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
64
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
15
15
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
15
30
Final Exam
1
23
23
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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